Lou Jean Nelson of Ogden will celebrate her 80th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Weber Heights Stake Center, 1401 Country Hills Drive, Ogden.
The youngest child of Samuel Lewis and Julie Harriet Beus Nelson, she was born on May 11, 1933. She attended school in the Weber County School District, graduating from Weber High School. She furthered her education at Weber State College, graduating with an associate degree. She then attended Utah State University, where she received a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in physical education. She taught in Weber County Schools, teaching and coaching at Weber High School and Wahlquist Junior High School. She taught physical education and actively participated in sports.
As a member of the Utah Shamrocks semi-professional softball team for several years, she traveled throughout the Mountain West. She skied at Snowbasin every winter. Presently she golfs the local courses each summer and enjoys watching and cheering for the local and college sports teams year-round.
She has served in many callings in the LDS Church from directing Camp Lomondi girls' camp to teaching Primary. She also served as a temple ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple for 15 years. She says that her love for family and friends keeps her actively involved in caring for those around her. Her family says that with a song on her lips for every occasion, she brings joy to many.